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PRESS REPLAY: THE RETURN OF GAMESMASTER.
17 September 2021

Reboots of The Crystal Maze, Changing Rooms, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air et al. prove that the Nineties are back with a vengeance. Next on the comeback trail is GamesMaster, the show that turned astronomer Sir Patrick Moore into a nightmare-fuelled cyborg.

The original series ran on Channel 4 between 1992 and 1998, with GamesMaster 2.0 due to arrive on E4 later this year. Made in conjunction with Facebook, the show will be 'compatible' with the Oculus Quest 2 VR headset - a far cry from the hulking machines found in '90s arcades.

No word yet on Moore's replacement (Professor Brian Cox seems too easy a pick), but the press release promises "epic challenges, races, and fights" between celebrities, fans, and high-profile gamers. Perhaps Formula E driver Daniel Abt will get a shot at redemption after last year's esports cheating scandal.

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